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Here Are the 5 Can’t-Miss Jazz Events of Fall

A drum roll, please, for the season's hottest jazz tickets. These are the amazing shows that score autumnal bliss in the city.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/30/2015


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 08/13/2015


Is This Man Portland's Best Kept Jazz Secret?

He’s played with Billie Holliday and John Coltrane, had Lead Belly in his living room, and was a member of the Bill Evans Trio. Now Portland’s best kept jazz secret Chuck Israels is releasing a new record, and he’s hoping his hometown will get behind it.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/16/2015


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20-23

The PDX Jazz Festival lures local and national talent, PIFF extends its run, and two local theater companies tackle heavy subject matter.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 02/20/2014


Our Picks for the PDX Jazz Festival

From Feb 20–Mar 2, jazz luminaries and emerging local and national acts swing, sing, and shred their way across the city.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 02/17/2014


PoMo Picks: February 2014

Jazz's rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, the reinvention of comics, the Portland Art Museum's Venice exhibition, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

  • Published 02/03/2014


Profile: Cécile McLorin Salvant at PDX Jazz Fest

The Grammy-contending jazz upstart is set to sear Portland’s ears on Feb 22 as part of the 11th annual festival.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/15/2014


Q&A: Bill Frisell

The innovative jazz guitarist talks about his new album, his feelings about genre labels, and his history of collaborations. He plays the Aladdin Theater on Nov 9.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 11/05/2013


Top Things To Do This Weekend: August 22-25

Ballerinas spin from trees, dogs fly through the air, ventriloquist dummies impersonate Lady Gaga, and jazz fills Vancouver. You can do it all!

  • By Claire Gordon and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 08/22/2013


The Wishermen Give Jazz a Chance

One local group is working to modernize the jazz tradition by incorporating modern influences ranging from postrock to hip-hop.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 08/21/2013


Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 30–June 2

Hair metal! Cool jazz! The subtle sounds of the Quiet Music Festival! Listen up, 'cause we've got it all.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 05/30/2013


PDX Jazz Greats Pick the Best of the Jazz Fest

We ask some of the local masters playing the fest what shows they're most excited about. Feb 15–24

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/14/2013


Concert Preview: The Satin Chaps

Portland octet has no trouble finding a dirty groove.

  • By John Chandler
  • Published 09/20/2012


Jazz Pianist Randy Weston: "African-ist"

Learn more about Portland Jazz Fest’s first big guest.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 02/17/2011


JazzFest Gal Wins Grammy

Next week brings plenty of chances to see Esperanza Spalding, Portland’s own Best New Artist who beat out Bieber.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 02/14/2011

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Local Music Videos!

The forestation, meadow-larking, and jazz standards edition.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 09/27/2010

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Esperanza Spalding Releases New Album

Chamber Music Society delivers breezy, nuanced summer jazz.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 08/11/2010
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